This weekend Chloe and I took a road trip to Manhattan, Kansas to visit our sweet friend Kerrigan. We decided to make several stops along the way to add more adventure to the long eight hour drive. Only 45 minutes or so into the drive we stumbled upon Winstar World Casino to “travel the world in just under five minutes.” It was a nice way to stretch our legs a bit. For lunch we stopped in Oklahoma City to eat at a quaint barbecue restaurant. We had a craving for some good old-fashioned smoked brisket sandwiches. I knew barbecue was the souths forte, but this was some of the best barbecue we have ever had. After lunch it was non-stop driving till we got there. Upon our arrival Kerrigan showed us some of her favorite local eateries from a cute little taco shop to a donut truck, but after a long day of travel we decided to turn in a little early so we would be well rested before we headed to Kansas City in the morning. I was not expecting to love Kansas City as much as I did. The architecture and the grittiness of the city was amazing. It was historic and modern all at once. We went shopping in The Plaza, sipped coffee at Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co. and finally lunched at Grand Street Cafe. Before heading back to Kansas State we made our last stop at Liberty Memorial to get a good view of Kansas City as a whole. This last stop turned out to be our favorite stop of the day.
Kansas thank you for having us! We’ll be back soon!